Friday, October 08, 2004

A few weeks I appealed for help in raising money for Andrew Palmer, an amputee runner from my home town of Cardiff who's hoping to make his mark on the international Paralympics circuit by competing in a half marathon in San Diego, California, next month.

Alex followed up with a story in the local paper -- and it certainly got him noticed.

A number of readers came forward with offers of donations and someone has pledged to pay for Andrew's flights and accommodation.

Andrew has e-mailed me to say he's now raised enough money to take part in the race.

He ran a half marathon in Cardiff last weekend in a time of 1:28:47, beating his personal best by 02:01. With two more half marathons to run over the next few weeks, Andrew's confident he'll be in prime shape to challenge the course record in California.

Good luck!


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